Abortion with pills
Medical abortion (abortion with pills) is method of abortion that has been thoroughly researched and recommended by the World Health Organization and other research organizations. Hundreds of scientific studies have been published that demonstrate that medical abortion is very safe and effective. It is crucial that women all around the world know about medical abortion and that the benefits of the science that created this option and information about the medicines are available to every woman.
Mifepristone and misoprostol, the medicines used in medical abortion, are on the Model List of Essential Medicines of the World Health Organization, which points out lifesaving medicines that should be available in every country. Medical abortion has been used by millions of women worldwide. Taking those medicines at home up to 9 weeks of pregnancy is a standard practice in many countries (in Scandinavia, United States etc).
The medicines used in medical abortion provoke a miscarriage, and the symptoms are exactly like in case of a spontaneous miscarriage, which occurs in 15-20% of all pregnancies. The medical supervision is not necessary during the process of medical termination of an early pregnancy, as long as a woman has been informed about what to expect. The risks of a complication are extremely low and most women report that they are very satisfied with the procedure at home. Medical abortion puts the option for a safe abortion into women’s hands, giving them the right to make their own decisions about whether to continue a pregnancy or not.
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